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23 December 2014

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  • Introductory chat about doing the Yuletide show after the recent flurry of Steeltown episodes.
  • Does Big Country have any “New Year-songs”? Svein suggests quite a few and Tom rates them.
  • We take a closer look at Big Country’s long and rich tradition of playing New Year shows.
    • Nine shows played so far into their career: 1983, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

“Harvest Home” live at the Richard Dignance show, 31st December 1994.

  • Downloads, statistics and Facebook group members – how are we doing, how is our growth, etc.
  • Listeners rankings of topics in 2014.

Bonus: the complete “East of Eden” guitar guide track, as first featured in episode #39 – this time without Tom & Svein talking over it. Performed by Bruce & Jamie Watson in 2014.

  • Top 10 moments on “The Great Divide” in 2014, as selected/voted on by the listeners.
  • Speakpipe from Craig Clark.
  • Svein talks about covering “Come Back To Me” for the “Music To Move Mountains By”-project in 1997.

“Come Back To Me” – cover version by Svein from 1997’s “Music To Move Mountains By” fan cover compilation.

  • Tom and Svein answer a wide range of listeners questions – some about Big Country, other music they listen to, Christmas, goals for the coming year, what their wives think about the podcast +++.
  • Looking ahead to 2015 – plans and hopes for the podcast.
  • Christmas greetings from our listeners by way of Speakpipes. Our listeners wish us a Merry Christmas, and Tom is moved to tears.

“Auld Lang Syne”, sung by the audience at the Big Country New Year show at Glasgow Barrowlands, 1983/1984.